By Sister Mary Beth Hamm, SSJ
October 4, 2014
On Saturday evening, the people of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Durham, NC warmly welcomed the Nuns on the Bus, first to Liturgy and then to their annual Multicultural Festival, which included an opportunity for Voter Registration. Commemorating the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, Father Chris Vanhaight, OFM and Deacon Gerardo Chavez presided at what was truly a celebration of the ethnic diversity of Immaculate Conception Parish.
Parishioners gathered in native garb – Indian, Filipino, Polish, Latino, African, to name only a few – and entered into a celebration that truly held some Pentecostal moments for me. One of those moments was praying the “Our Father.”
While the Liturgy was celebrated primarily in English...